TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nearly 355,000 utility customers in New Jersey are without electricity as Hurricane Sandy pummels the state with rain and strong winds.
Jersey Central Power & Light is reporting 193,373 customers without service, mostly in ocean and Monmouth counties.
Atlantic City Electric has 67,380 outages, centered mainly in Atlantic County, while Public Service Electric & Gas says 93,500 customers are without power.
The utilities say it may take until Wednesday before their crews can make a full assessment of the damage.
Nearly 2 million customers lost power when Tropical Storm Irene hit the state last year.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
Music NewsPETER GABRIEL, NIRVANA, HALL AND OATES MAKE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
MUSIC GROUPS AVOIDING SEAWORLD
STEVIE NICKS SAYS CHRISTINE McVIE WILL PERFORM WITH FLEETWOOD MAC